Secretary of HCM City Party Committee Dinh La Thang (R) talks with French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier (Source: hcmcpv.org.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Businesses from France are interested in transport projects in Ho Chi Minh City, French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier was quoted by Sai Gon Giai phong newspaper as saying on August 8.

He made the statement at a meeting with Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang in the city.

According to the newspaper, local officials welcomed French investors and said transport is a major challenge for HCM City, with a population of more than 10 million and a large number of tourists every year.

The city is developing transport, especially the underground system, he said.

He added that he hopes French businesses will study and invest in transport projects in the city.

During the reception, the Secretary also highlighted the thriving strategic partnership between Vietnam and France thanks to high-level delegation exchanges.-VNA